locked and loaded


Our guns are locked and loaded,

Full of fury and fire.

Our hopes of peace outmoded

By men with war desire.

Who speaks for those enraged

By words so full of hate?

We must – we must become engaged

Before it is too late.

Too late to hear the cries

From half a world away.

And yet we share the very same skies

That weep for us today.

 

 

 

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies who periodically indulges her desires to write outside her genre by trying to write fiction and poetry. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press is publishing her collection of first-person accounts of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBT organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBT history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and a group of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly. Her Texas roots are never too far from her thoughts.
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7 Responses to locked and loaded

  1. Here I sit hoping Poppa Doc Donnie is reined in by his warhawk generals, who seem to be the only white men in this administration with any sense. We are not dealing with men like Kennedy and Khrushchev. God help us!

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  2. Bob Slatten says:

    I do think that, even though _____ is a deranged lunatic, he might be, as Wayside said, reined in by his military advisers.
    The idea that a draft-dodger night start a war is frightening because he has no idea what that means. reined

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  3. diannegray says:

    Very true, Shelia. The leaders of the ‘free’ world are making decisions that may ultimately destroy life as we know it. I don’t feel ‘free’ at all under any of these regimes…

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